07/08/2010

Bow Street station campaign builds up steam

The campaign to reopen a railway station at Bow Street, just north of Aberystwyth, is gaining ground.

The Welsh Government is currently undertaking an appraisal of the idea following the publication of the
TRaCC Rail Study in April and is now looking for evidence of community support. Bow Street station would fill an eight mile gap in the Cambrian line between Aberystwyth and Borth stations. The original Bow Street station closed in the 1960s.

A similar appraisal is also taking place for a possible station at Carno, between Machynlleth and Caersws. The Welsh Government's National Transport Plan is committed to there being an hourly daytime rail service between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury by 2011.

Anyone wanting to support the Bow Street station proposal should e-mail
enquiries@tracc.gov.uk or write to the TraCC Office at Canolfan Rheidol, Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth SY23 3UE before September.

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